Karina Auer

  • Preschool Children
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trauma
  • Communication Disorders



Wairarapa / Wellington

Without music life would be a mistake

I choose to work in this profession because of my personal background and my love for music.
I have a special interest in rehabilitation for those suffering traumatic brain injuries, working on individualized goals and bringing families together. My master’s research was conducted at a long-term care facility and focused on the benefits of bringing families together. I found positive benefits by including conversations about family, singing meaningful songs and listening to music into the therapy sessions, because it strengthened their feeling of identity and reminded them about personal achievements.

Auer, K. (2019). How can music therapy support family relationships for people living in a long-term care facility with neuro-disabilities, when regular visits can be challenging? Victoria University of Wellington.

NZRMTh with Provisional Registration

Bachelor in Music with a major in Music Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 2016

Masters in Music Therapy, Victoria University of Wellington, 2019